Hideki Takeuchi's live-action Thermae Romae film opened in the No. 1 spot in Japanese box offices April 28-29. Based on Mari Yamazaki's manga, the story follows Roman architect Lucius Modestus (Hiroshi Abe), who designs bath-houses in ancient Rome. One day he's sucked into modern-day Japan. Able to travel back and forth in between worlds, Lucius uses Japanese ideas to improve the Roman baths he builds in the past. The film earned US$5,269,888 on 304 screens.